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Special Announcements

October 9, 2003
The names, closing dates and eligibility requirements for the Fall 2004 Minority Academic Institutions (MAI) Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowship Programs have changed.
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June 23, 2003
Environmental Economics Research Strategy available for review and comment.
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May, 2003
EPA is seeking comments on the Development of a Joint U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and American Chemistry Council (ACC) Request for Applications on "Environmental Statistics Research: Novel Analyses of Human Exposure Related Data"
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May, 2003
EPA's Office of Research and Development is seeking new candidates for membership on its Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee. Interested candidates should submit a resume no later than May 30, 2003.
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March 19 , 2003
The EPA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Region 8 Proposal Preparation Workshop in Lakewood, Colorado has been rescheduled from March 20, 2003 to March 26, 2003 due to the snow.

Featured Stories

Image: NAS Report on STAR EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Grant Program Excels, According to National Academy of Sciences Report
WASHINGTON (NCER) - The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recently released a press release exit EPA and a report entitled "The Measure of STAR" exit EPA in which they evaluated Science to Achieve Results (STAR), a research grant and fellowship program in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. NAS reports that the STAR program fills a unique niche by supporting "important research that is not conducted or funded by other agencies" and is "directly relevant" to the mission of EPA. In addition, NAS states that STAR research results have already improved the scientific foundation for decision making even though the program is young and many of the projects have not yet been completed.
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Photo: children eating lunch at school Protecting Children’s Health
WASHINGTON (NCER) - Since 1998, EPA in partnership with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has funded eight university-based research centers exclusively focused on children’s health. The centers study the causes and mechanisms of children’s disorders having an environmental cause, e.g., asthma, other respiratory distress illness, and developmental delays due to pesticide exposure. [Read More]

Photo: 1930s era men sit on bench Tackling a Suspected Hazard of Aging
WASHINGTON (NCER) - EPA-sponsored research is showing that the elderly may be more susceptible to a form of pollution known as airborne particulate matter, or PM. EPA’s Science To Achieve Results (STAR) grant program is playing a major role in the quest to decipher PM and its hazards to the rapidly aging U.S. population.
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Map of United States showing regions Overview of the HSRC Program: Incubator for Remediation Research
WASHINGTON (NCER) - The U.S.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Hazardous Substance Research Center program (HSRC) to assist in the implementation of Superfund and to address major hazardous substance environmental problems at a regional level. Areas of focus include urban environments, contaminated sediments, natural remediation and restoration technologies, abandoned mine lands, and chlorinated solvents in groundwater.
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Photo: Cover of STAR Report 11 Estuarine and Great Lakes (EaGLe) STAR Research in Progress
WASHINGTON (NCER) - EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program has recently established five Estuarine and Great Lakes (EaGLe) research programs. These programs will help develop the next generation of ecological indicators for use in a comprehensive coastal monitoring program across the country’s coasts. This information will feed into a strategy that will enable an understanding of estuarine and coastal water conditions.
[Read STAR Report 11 (PDF) (6 pp, 127 K, about PDF)]

Photo: Flower Thinking Sustainably at EPA
WASHINGTON (NCER) - Sustainability has become an increasingly important issue that has drawn the attention of two United Nations conferences, as well as many science and engineering societies, cities and towns, businesses, etc. At EPA, ongoing efforts related to sustainability now include research by Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grantees and the Technology for a Sustainable Environment (TSE) program, sponsored jointly by EPA and the National Science Foundation. [Read More]

Photo: Administrator Whitman Administrator Whitman Brings Science to the Regions
WASHINGTON (NCER) - EPA Administrator Christie Whitman joined Mayor Richard Greene, Regional Administrator for EPA's Region 6, and Paul Gilman, EPA's Science Advisor, to discuss the importance of science in the regions. The Dallas, Texas seminar focused on the results of several cutting-edge environmental research projects funded by the EPA relating to specific needs in the region. [Read More]

Photo: Fish swimming STAR Researchers Study Environmental Behavior of Mercury
WASHINGTON (NCER) - Due to the growing concern of Mercury contamination in the environment, EPA's research office launched an initiative in 2000 to set targets and priorities for the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program and other research efforts to understand this pollutant. In response to this charge, STAR research is currently focused on the natural and human sources of mercury, the behavior of mercury in the atmosphere, the impact of mercury in the U.S. as it travels from industrial sources in Asia, and other questions. [Read More]

Photo: People in a corporate boardroom STAR Studies Corporate Environmental Behavior
WASHINGTON (NCER) - EPA, like all government agencies, needs to understand how to best interact with corporate America in order to deliver services more cost-effectively. Through NCER's Science To Achieve Results (STAR) program, research is conducted that helps EPA understand what types of regulations and implementation strategies have a positive influence on corporate behavior and environmental performance, and how voluntary initiatives can be designed to enhance environmental protection. [Read More]

Photo: Woman working in a greenhouse NCER Tackles Remediation
WASHINGTON (NCER) - The challenge of waste remediation looms large in the American environment. NCER supports research on the manufacture, disposal, cleanup, and management of hazardous substances by funding five multi-university Hazardous Substance Research Centers and 10 STAR grants. [Read More]

Photo: aligned nano tubes Environmental Tools of the Future, Today: Nanotechnology
WASHINGTON (NCER) - Nanotechnology is an exciting new science that is receiving more and more attention. EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grant program has given 16 universities almost $6 million to study this emerging technology. Through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program the Agency has financed almost $1 million more in nano research. [Read More]

People In The News

Photo: Nanotechnology STAR Grantee Interviewed by the ABC Affiliate News Service
WASHINGTON - Robots the size of sand? ScienCentral has highlighted nanotechnology research in a web article and video news release called "Tiny Toxin Tracker" which focuses on "smart dust" developed by Dr. Mike Sailor a STAR grantee from the University of California, San Diego.
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Photo: Dr. Jan Ciborowski EPA STAR Grantee Honored for Work in the Great Lakes
WASHINGTON - Dr. Jan Ciborowski, a professor at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada and an EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grantee has been named the first recipient of the International Joint Commission (IJC) Biennial Award for Great Lakes Science.
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ECO Evaluates Alumni Success of MAI Fellows
WASHINGTON -The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) contacted a group of MAI fellowship recipients to document their career progress/professional development and to determine what proportion were pursuing environmental careers.
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Photo: Dr. Ashok Joshi SBIR Grantee Wins Utah Award
WASHINGTON - Dr. Ashok Joshi, President, CEO, and owner of Ceramatec, Inc., is the recipient of a 2003 Utah Governor's Medal for Science and Technology. The award is presented in recognition of those individuals who have provided distinguished service to the State of Utah in the fields of science and technology.
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Small Business Receives EPA Award
WASHINGTON - Aided by EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, Powsus, Inc., has received the EPA Administrator’s Award for Outstanding Accomplishments by a Small Business for work towards providing environmentally safe, automatic protection for fire control in cars, school buses, trucks, and residential furnaces.
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Photo: Dr. Gregory N. Stephanopoulos TSE Grantee Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
WASHINGTON - Dr. Gregory N. Stephanopoulos of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is one of 77 new members recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
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Tribal Grants Team Honored
WASHINGTON - EPA's Tribal Grants Team received the Suzanne E. Olive Equal Employment Opportunity Award at the Agency's National Honor Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 15, 2003.
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Photo: John D. SpenglerPhoto: Mario J. Molina STAR Grantees Receive Heinz Award
WASHINGTON - Mario J. Molina and John D. Spengler, both EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) grantees, are co-recipients of the ninth annual Heinz Award for the Environment.
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Photo: William Wheeler rides a bicycle NCER Employee Is Unsung Hero
WASHINGTON - William Wheeler, an economist at the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER), has been named one of EPA’s Unsung Heroes for the hundreds of needy people he has helped.
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Photo: Hans Paerl on a fishing boat STAR Grantee Receives Award for Excellence
WASHINGTON - STAR grantee Hans Paerl has received the 2003 G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award from the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. The award has been presented each year since 1982 to recognize excellence in oceanography and limnology (the study of fresh waters).
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EPA Leads International Partnership on the Role of Science in Sustainable Development
WASHINGTON - EPA, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) have announced a partnership to promote sustainable environmental development in developing countries through the enhanced use of scientific knowledge in policy decisions.
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Logo: ISI EPA STAR Grantees Among the Most Cited in Environment and Ecology
WASHINGTON - Five Science To Achieve Results (STAR) grantees are listed as the most-cited scientists in the fields of environmental science and ecology from 1992 to 2002. The "Top 20" list was compiled by ISI, an internationally recognized company specializing in scientific databases and retrieval services.
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EPA's "New Face" in Engineering
WASHINGTON (NCER) - National Engineer's Week recently named Dr. Diana Bauer, a project officer in EPA's National Center for Environmental Research (NCER), a "New Face in Engineering."
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Photo: Dr. Deborah Feder EPA Fellow Honored For An Energy Strategy
WASHINGTON - Dr. Deborah Feder, an environmental fellow in EPA's National Center for Environmental Research (NCER), recently received the 2003 J. Warren Nystrom award from the Association of American Geographers. The award and honorarium are presented annually for the top doctoral dissertation in geography in the United States.
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NCER Staffer Publishes Paper Linking Lead to High Blood Pressure
WASHINGTON (NCER) - Dr. Barbara S. Glenn, an environmental scientist and project officer in the EPA's National Center for Environmental Research, published a study this January in the prestigious journal, "Epidemiology." Her paper adds to the existing body of evidence that lead may cause elevated systolic blood pressure.
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Photo: Dr.  Theodore J. Smayda STAR Scientist Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
WASHINGTON (NCER) - Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grantee, Dr. Theodore J. Smayda, has received the Yasumoto Lifetime Achievement Award exit EPA from the International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA). The award, presented during a ceremony at the Society's annual conference in October, recognized Dr. Smayda's contributions over more than four decades to understanding of the phenomenon of algal blooms.
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Photo: Dr. SenGupta holds a bottle containing hybrid particles. January 28, 2003
STAR Researcher Is Keynote Speaker at NATO Meeting
WASHINGTON (NCER) - Dr. Arup SenGupta, an NCER Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grantee, was the keynote speaker ata recent NATO - sponsored conference on the role of interfacing surfaces in environmental protection.
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Photo: Dr. James Schauer January 10, 2003
STAR Grantee Wins New Investigator Award
WASHINGTON (NCER) - Dr. James Schauer, a new Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grantee, was recently honored by the Health Effects Institute (HEI) as the third recipient of the Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award .
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Grant Applications Sought

Applications Sought for PBT Pollutants Research
WASHINGTON - US EPA through the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) is seeking applications for research on the risk assessment, risk management and risk communication of persistent, bioaccumulative toxic compounds (PBTs) and other hazardous compounds.
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New STAR Grant FAQs Added
WASHINGTON - Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about STAR grants have been added to the the NCER web site. These commonly asked questions about eligibility and our grant application and review process will help prospective applicants understand the STAR grant application requirements.
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Applications Sought for Air Pollution Research
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for research into the changes in the spatial distribution of air pollution emissions due to regional development patterns, including demographic determinants, and technology changes.
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EPA Issues Call for Nominations For Scientific and Technological Achievement
WASHINGTON - Nominations are being accepted for the 2004 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) program.
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EPA announces Fall 2004 STAR and GRO Fellowships
WASHINGTON -The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering fellowships under both its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Program and its Minority Academic Institutions (GRO) Fellowship Graduate and Undergraduate Programs for students in environmentally related fields of study.
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Proposals Sought for Treatment Technologies for Arsenic Removal
WASHINGTON - EPA seeks proposals for treatment technologies for cost-effective arsenic removal for small drinking water systems. The objective of this program is to pre-qualify treatment technologies for a subsequent demonstration program which will evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of drinking water treatment technologies.
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Grant Applications Sought for Research Into Air Pollutants in Cardiovascular Disease
WASHINGTON - The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, invite research grant applications to conduct studies on the role of air pollutants, especially particulate matter (PM), in cardiovascular illness and mortality.
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Applications sought for research into Computational Toxicology and Endocrine Disruptors
WASHINGTON - U.S. EPA is interested in the application of novel technologies, derived from computational chemistry, molecular biology and systems biology, in toxicological risk assessment. Approximately $2.4 million will be awarded among three to five grants. The deadline for applications is January 21, 2004.
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EPA Seeking Applications for Environmental Statistics Research: Novel Analyses of Environmental Data
WASHINGTON - NCER and ACC are requesting applications for grants to conduct unique analyses on existing human exposure data. Approximately $2 million will be awarded among five to ten grants. The deadline for applications is January 14, 2004.
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Applications Sought for Impacts of Manufactured Nanomaterials on Human Health and the Environment
WASHINGTON - EPA will award approximately $4 million among 12 grants, for research into Impacts of Manufactured Nanomaterials on Human Health and the Environment. The deadline for applications is December 11, 2003.
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Market Mechanisms and Incentives Applications Sought
WASHINGTON - EPA will award approximately $1 million among 3 - 5 grants, for research into Market Mechanisms and Incentives for Environmental Management. The deadline for applications is October 22, 2003.
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Four SBIR Solicitations Now Open
WASHINGTON - EPA invites small business firms to submit research proposals for its Small Business Innovation Research program. EPA is interested in advanced technologies in nanomaterials and clean technology, drinking water and wastewater management, and solid and hazardous waste management. Several special SBIR solicitations covering Air Pollution Monitoring, Western USA Environmental Problems, and Safe Buildings and Water Security have also been issued.
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STAR Graduate Fellowship Program Restored
WASHINGTON - The STAR Graduate Fellowship program has been restored, as provided by the 2003 Omnibus Appropriations Act, passed into law on February 20, 2003.
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EPA Seeking Applications for Research of Microbial Risk in Drinking Water
WASHINGTON - EPA, through its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing innovative approaches for estimating microbial risk in two distinct areas of research.
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EPA Seeks Applications for Epidemiologic Research on Health Effects of Long-Term Exposure to Ambient Particulate Matter
WASHINGTON - As part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, EPA is seeking applications for a prospective observational study of cardiovascular disease initiation and progression associated with long-term exposure to ambient particulate matter and other air pollutants in a population-based sample.
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Applications Sought for Environmental Valuation Policy Research
WASHINGTON - EPA, as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for research to develop methods, models, and empirical estimates to improve the valuation of human health and ecological endpoints at risk from environmental harm.
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NIEHS and EPA Seek Applications for Children's Health Research
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in cooperation with EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, are seeking applications for Centers that will conduct multidisciplinary basic and applied research on environmental threats to children's health.
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Global Change Applications Sought
WASHINGTON (NCER) - EPA will award approximately $8 million among 12-15 grants, for research into Consequences of Global Change for Air Quality. The deadline for applications is April 9, 2003.
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Aggregate Exposure Assessment Applications Sought
WASHINGTON (NCER) - EPA will award approximately $10 million dispersed among 3 to 5 grants, for longitudinal case studies to quantify the behavioral factors that lead to non-occupational human exposures to toxic chemicals in the United States. The deadline for applications is May 8, 2003.
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Grants Awarded

EPA Awards $10.4 Million in Grants
WASHINGTON - EPA Assistant Administrator for Research and Development Paul Gilman announced grant awards totaling $10.4 million for research to study the health effects of air pollution on human health; water quality issues related to nutrients in rural and agricultural watersheds; and the effects of chemicals in the environment on children's health.
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Past Events

Presentations at Second Symposium on Harmful Marine Algae in the U.S.
- December 9 - 13, 2003

WASHINGTON - NCER grantees and the NCER EcoHAB Program Manager will attend and participate in this meeting instead of attending a separate NCER Progress Review.
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STAR Progress Review Workshop: EaGLe 3rd All-investigators Meeting
- December 4 - 5, 2003

WASHINGTON - Meeting to promote cross-EaGLe integration and inform federal managers from NCER and Region 9 of scientific progress. Focus is on coastal indicators of ecosystem health. (NCER).
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Combustion Research Meeting
- December 3, 2003

WASHINGTON - The Air and Waste Management Association is sponsoring a meeting as part of an annual information exchange with NCER and NRMRL. STAR grantees will present during a special half-day session. Staff from program and regional offices, and ORD are invited. (NCER)
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STAR Mercury Fate and Transport Final Progress Review Workshop
- November 21, 2003

WASHINGTON - This meeting will be the Final STAR Grant Progress review for the grants from the 1999 RFA on Fate, Transport, and Transformation of Mercury in Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments.
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Endocrine Disruptors Research Program Review Workshop
- October 29 - 31, 2003

WASHINGTON - The purpose of the Program Review Workshop is to evaluate progress made in addressing the critical research questions identified in the Endocrine Disruptors Research Plan, hear from Program and Regional Office scientists about their endocrine disruptors related activities and research needs, and seek input into the direction of research and communication of results.
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EPA Workshop on Valuing Environmental Health Risk Reductions to Children
- October 20 - 21, 2003

WASHINGTON - The ninth installment in EPA’s Environmental Policy and Economics Workshop Series, "Valuing Children’s Health Protection" will be at the, Washington Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC.
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STAR Environmental Research Seminar: Region 9
- October 8 - 9, 2003

WASHINGTON - NCER will be conducting a STAR Environmental Research Seminar in Region 9 where scientists, policy makers, and program managers will interact with Science to Achieve Results (STAR) and other grantees. This will be an opportunity for scientists to learn about environmental research specific to their work in the following areas: Children’s Health; Air Pollution; Impacts Associated with Agricultural Pesticides; Endocrine Disruption in Birds; and Environmental Stress Indicators in San Francisco Bay.
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Computational Toxicology Workshop – Research Framework, Partnerships and Program Development
- September 29 - 30, 2003

WASHINGTON - US EPA’s Office of Research and Development is holding a two-day workshop on Computational Toxicology in Research Triangle Park, NC. Workshop will discuss the use of the tools of modern computing, chemistry, and molecular biology in developing predictive models of toxicity and improving quantitative risk assessments for both human and ecological health.
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Interagency Grantees Meeting/Workshop– Nanotechnology and the Environment: Applications and Implications
- September 15 - 16, 2003

WASHINGTON - NCER is coordinating an Interagency Nanotechnology Committee sponsored workshop to determine how environmental applications and implications cross-cut research in nanotech and how agencies and researchers can better cooperate and communicate their research, and coordinate in this area.
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STAR Environmental Research Seminars
- September 10, 2003

WASHINGTON - NCER will be conducting STAR Environmental Research Seminars in several regions. These workshops will allow scientists, policy makers, and program managers to interact with Science to Achieve Results (STAR) and other grantees. They will be an opportunity for scientists to learn about environmental research specific to their work.
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/U.S. Geological Survey Meeting on Cryptosporidium Removal by Bank Filtration
- September 9, 2003

WASHINGTON - EPA and the USGS are sponsoring a series of plenary sessions where researchers will present their research on Cryptosporidium removal by bank filtration.
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EPA/Hazardous Substance Research Center (HSRC) Meeting on Superfund Research
- August 26 - 27, 2003

WASHINGTON - A meeting to discuss current Hazardous Substance Research Center (HSRC) and EPA/Office of Research and Development (ORD) Superfund research, identify research needs, and foster collaborative efforts will be held in Cincinnati, OH.
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The U.S. EPA's Research on Microorganisms in Drinking Water Workshop
- August 5 - 7, 2003

WASHINGTON - NCER is sponsoring EPA's Research on Microorganisms and Drinking Water Workshop in Cincinnati, OH. The workshop is open to all EPA staff, scientists from other federal agencies, and others who are interested in EPA's research in this exciting area.
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The 7th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference "Integrating Sustainability, Safety and Security"
- June 23 - 26, 2003

WASHINGTON - The 7th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference "Integrating Sustainability, Safety and Security"
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Epidemiologic Research on Health Effects of Long-term Exposure to Ambient Particulate Matter and Other Air Pollutants
- June 23 - 26, 2003

WASHINGTON - A workshop for investigators, EPA scientists, and other particulate matter researchers will be held in Washington, DC.
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STAR Environmental Research Seminars
- May 28, June 17, August 13, & September 10, 2003

WASHINGTON - NCER will be conducting STAR Environmental Research Seminars in several regions. These workshops will allow scientists, policy makers, and program managers to interact with Science to Achieve Results (STAR) and other grantees. They will be an opportunity for scientists to learn about environmental research specific to their work.
[Read More |May 28 Calendar Listing | June 17 Calendar Listing]

EPA Forum on Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention
- May 29, 2003

WASHINGTON - NCER is pleased to sponsor EPA's first Forum on Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention. This roundtable format will allow the opportunity for dialogue with researchers and community partners of the Center.
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Advances in Children's Health Research: 5th Annual Meeting of the EPA/NIEHS Centers of Excellence for Children's Environmental Health Research and Disease Prevention
- May 27 - 28, 2003

WASHINGTON - Research results and insights from each Center's university's scientists and community partners will be featured at this year's annual meeting.
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Market Mechanism and Incentives Conference
- May 1 - 2, 2003

WASHINGTON - EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE) and National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) will hold a conference to present research results, summarize EPA programs and discuss pending legislation related to Market Mechanism and Incentives. Conference to be held in Washington, DC May 1 - 2, 2003.
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SBIR Overview and Proposal Writing Internet Seminar
- April 10, 2003

WASHINGTON - EPA will conduct an INTERNET Seminar, SBIR Overview and Proposal Writing, on April 10, 2003 from 12:30 - 2:00 PM. The goal of the SBIR Program is to help small businesses convert environmental ideas, inventions, innovations, patents and processes into commercial environmental technologies.
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Progress Review Workshop: EPA's STAR Program Human Health Research Symposium and Progress Review
- April 9 - 10, 2003

WASHINGTON - EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Grants Program will host a Symposium and Review of its Human Health Research Program on April 9-10, 2003 in Washington, DC.
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EPA to Sponsor Small Business Innovation Research Workshops in Lakewood, Co. - Philadelphia, Pa. - Boston, Ma.
WASHINGTON - During the next month, EPA will sponsor three workshops designed to help small businesses convert environmental ideas, inventions, innovations, patents and processes into commercial environmental technologies.
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Meeting on Children's Environmental Health - Identifying and Preventing Environmental Threats to Children
- February 24 - 26, 2003

WASHINGTON - The National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is sponsoring a conference on Children's Environmental Health to be held at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.
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